Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in games.

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’…

'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' is unlike any Zelda game you’ve ever played, yet retains the franchise’s familiar charm. It will challenge you, task you, and immerse you. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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EA Sports NHL 17 Review

  • Plenty of content to play through
  • Smoother gameplay
  • World Cup and ECHL teams
  • New Semi-Pro difficulty setting
  • Good atmosphere overall
  • Can’t upload your own logos and uniforms
  • “Be a Pro” mode needs work
  • AI feels unfair on higher difficulties
Our Score 8

No Man's Sky Review

  • Jaw-dropping art style
  • Incredible sense of scale
  • Potentially endless gameplay
  • Doesn’t intimidate new players
  • Gameplay too quickly grows stale
  • Procedurally generated worlds can be dull
  • Minimalist narrative leaves players adrift
Our Score 6

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Review

  • Tense narrative with a strong sense of player…
  • Slick cyberpunk noir presentation
  • Fun and flexible Action/Stealth RPG
  • Attempts at topicality fall flat
Our Score 8

Headlander Review

  • Clever use of the genre
  • Doesn’t outstay its welcome
  • Great gameplay mechanics
  • Fun concept and execution
  • Amusing, but rarely hilarious
  • Few side quests or extras
Our Score 7

Batman: The Telltale Series (Episode 1) Review

  • Batman translates well to episodic format
  • Looks great
  • The story is shaping up nicely
  • Telltale’s gameplay formula works well
  • Additions to combat feel inconsequential
  • Hews close to Telltale’s formula
Our Score 7

Song of the Deep Review

  • Made for all games, but isn’t dumbed down
  • Well-crafted world map
  • Nice cutscene artwork
  • Narration can feel mechanical
  • Floaty controls
  • Very buggy even after day one patch
  • Environments inadvertently interfere with…
Our Score 4

Inside Review

  • Unsettling and atmospheric
  • Short and sweet, with room for replays
  • Perfectly tuned gameplay and presentation
  • Challenging but not punishing
  • Gameplay follows ‘Limbo’ formula
Our Score 9

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

  • Great story-expanding—canon!—content
  • Fun new blaster battles
  • Multi-Builds add depth, variety
  • Brimming with Star Wars fan-service
  • Lacks true innovation
Our Score 8